American Cuisine in Tulum

While exploring Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, you'll happen upon a wide range of places to have a hot meal. When your preference is American food, you will definitely want to check out the restaurants known for this style of cooking. Get an idea of the American food on Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean's menus at these featured establishments.

With plenty of variety, from the informal attitude at Turtle Bay Bakery & Restaurant to the inviting lunch service at Barefoot Grill, there's something in store for each guest and for that special evening you're planning too.

Before your trip begins, you can read more about the places that offer American fare. For each restaurant, you can click its name to read more about its ambiance, locale, dress code, and more.

Turtle Bay Bakery & Restaurant

Akumal | (984) 875-9138

Turtle Bay Bakery & Restaurant

Positioned in the heart of Akumal, Turtle Bay Bakery & Restaurant is a logical choice for travelers who are going to check out this part of the Riviera Maya. When it comes to specialty food with American flair, this potential favorite is known for its comfort food and sandwiches.

The garden patio at the Turtle Bay Bakery is a wonderful place to enjoy a meal. On the early mornings you can relax and enjoy the sunrise as you look over towards the shore. At night, Turtle Bay Bakery is perfect for a candle lit dinner before taking a stroll on the beach. There are about 25 tables.

Dairy Queen

The Riviera Maya

Dairy Queen is a viable choice worth considering if you are going to check out this part of Quintana Roo. In case you're wondering, Tulum is a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers) to the west. Though one might say the overall focus is food with American flair, the kitchen at Dairy Queen eagerly offers their hamburgers and ice cream.

While Dairy Queen serves some quick and easy food, their specialty is their ice cream and milkshakes, especially their Blizzards, which is an extra thick milkshake that you eat with a spoon.

Seaside Grill

Akumal | (984) 875-7600

Seaside Grill, part of Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya, is located toward the center of Akumal. For those visitors thinking about a memorable American atmosphere in a relaxed atmosphere, this easy going restaurant is a great fit.

Barefoot Grill

Akumal | (984) 875-7600

Located near the middle of Akumal, Barefoot Grill is on the premises of Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya, and is a good choice for people thinking about visiting this part of the Riviera Maya. If all you need is good company, a nice setting, and to be grabbing a good plate of American cuisine, take a look at this local option which is a very casual establishment.

Subway Tulum


Situated in the western outskirts of Tulum, Subway Tulum is a logical choice worth considering if you are thinking about staying near this town and nearby areas. With a following of food lovers, this destination isn't known simply for its American cuisine and salads, but it's also known for sandwiches.

At Subway, the ingredients are laid out before you in a buffet -- you simply tell your sub maker what you want, and that is what you get. After ordering, you can take your food to go, or dine in the bright lobby of booths and standard tables.

American Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
Barefoot Grill 15.8 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum American (984) 875-7600
Dairy Queen Central Tulum American --
Seaside Grill 15.8 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum American (984) 875-7600
Subway Tulum 0.5 mi. West-Southwest of Central Tulum American --
Subway Tulum Parque Central Tulum American --
Turtle Bay Bakery & Restaurant 15.9 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum American (984) 875-9138

Similar Food

If you're willing to step just outside the box, there are similar flavors to be experienced at places like Acabar and Gary’s at Casa Cenote, both of which offer Tex-Mex preparations.

Plus, it's always possible to go for the popular specials from one of these restaurants:

Restaurants with Similar Specialties
Restaurant Name Phone Specialty Location
La Buena Vida (415) 152-2211 Hamburgers 16.4 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum
S&S Hip -- Hamburgers 4.8 mi. South of Central Tulum
Casa Cenote (361) 993-2462 Barbecue 5.8 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum

Some of the most memorable dining destinations in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean are the ones that you find suddenly during your exploration of different cities. However, you can't go wrong when you have a concrete plan for some meals. To find out more information regarding the dining options awaiting you, check out this page.


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